I posted Trying Beorg on Sunday, 14 October, 2018

The beorg iOS app has me playing with Org mode again

Trying Beorg
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Trying Beorg

This is not a review. This is me, excitedly sharing screenshots of the shiny thing I am playing with.

Does beorg support your favorite Org mode feature? I have no idea. But I can add, schedule, edit, and save tasks.

You could manage everything on your phone, but synchronization is an important feature for me. Synchronizing org files via Dropbox – or WebDAV if that’s more your thing – works in both directions. I prefer Syncthing but I’ll take what I can get. Who knows? Maybe I’ll figure out WebDAV later.

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Figure 1. Emacs showing task added in beorg

TODO view

The TODO view lists tasks, including clear indications of scheduled completion – assuming you understand the notation.

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Figure 2. TODO view

The Rainer König Org tutorials on YouTube are great stuff. I’m going through them again myself for a refresher, and I highly recommend them if you want to learn Emacs Org mode.

The TODO view supports multiple filters.

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Figure 3. Filtered TODO view


The app icon badge shows the count of overdue tasks.

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Figure 4. Overdue count shown on app icon

Alarms pop up for deadlines.

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Figure 5. Task notification

I better wrap it up.


beorg includes other features I don’t feel like looking at today.

The Agenda view integrates with your calendar events, which is both very handy and not something I feel comfortable sharing with the entire world :smile:

The Files view gives you something closer to a raw edit of your Org files, but honestly that’s pretty darned clunky on a phone for me. For the moment I’ll stick with high level task management on the phone, and Emacs org mode if I need anything more involved.


Try out beorg if you’re on iOS. Read the manual for a more in-depth look at features and usage. I’m going to go reschedule that art project. I have other things that are higher priority.


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